Science in Nursing and Health Care provides students with an introduction to basic concepts of science in the context of clinical examples. It is aimed at students with little or no science background. Based on their own nursing experience, the authors believe that an understanding of scientific principles is essential for nurses who wish to provide the best patient care. This text is a thorough, accurate and engaging guide to the diverse areas of science that inform health care, with explanations given in a nursing context. For example, acids and bases are discussed in the context of the acid-base balance of the body and electromagnetic radiation in the context of diagnosis and treatment.